One of the hardest things to deal with as a pet owner, in my opinion, is the health of our pets. I struggle so much with this, because I feel such a large weight of responsibility on my shoulders being the sole decision maker for another living being. And with animals I think it’s harder … Continue reading Pet Health – Your Love is the Best Medicine!
Collars, Sprays, Baths and Bombing Don’t Work I have owned pets for more than 40 years and up until a few years ago, fleas were always a huge problem. I tried flea collars, flea sprays and baths with flea shampoo. In my experience, those things just never (ever) worked. Maybe it reduced the number of … Continue reading Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs
Pet Medicals Bills Can Be a Nightmare I’ve spent an absolute fortune on my animals over the years for their medical care. Just regular vet visits, shots, etc. can add up so fast. But when they get sick or injured, that’s when the numbers become huge. I always found it so upsetting that not only … Continue reading Getting Help with Vet Bills – Ways to Pay for What Your Pet Needs
Losing a pet is like losing a family member. I’ve had people over the years communicate to me that they felt weird, or guilty, or embarrassed, because they “cried more over the dog dying” than for a person who died. In my opinion, love is love. Our pets are just as much a part of … Continue reading Dealing With Grief Over the Loss of a Pet – Coping Tips and Comfort
When you first bring your new puppy home, he may not be in love with whatever food you offer him. He’s likely used to whatever he was being fed at his previous home. So when you’re feeding your new puppy, don’t be too alarmed if his appetite isn’t huge at first. If you do know … Continue reading The Best Way to Feed a Puppy – Proper Puppy Nutrition
If you’ve ever had a dachshund, you know they are PIGS. Honestly. My little Taz will eat almost anything, and no matter how much we feed her, she acts like she’s starving. And I don’t mean she acts “hungry.” I mean she acts like she may perish at any moment if she doesn’t get something … Continue reading Best Pet Foods Ranked – Best and Worst Foods for Your Pet
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Ideally, your puppy’s first vet visit should take place within the first few days after bringing your puppy home. Once you’ve got him settled (refer to this article, Preparing for a New Puppy), get him acquainted with your family, get him squared away at home as far as food, water and food bowls, toys, a doggy … Continue reading First Vet Visit New Puppy – How to Prepare and What to Expect
As dogs get older, they don’t need as much physical activity. Unlike puppies or younger dogs, they don’t have a ton of energy they need to burn off every day. Senior dogs are usually content to sleep a lot and relax, and at this stage of their lives, that’s exactly what they should be allowed … Continue reading Exercising Elderly Dogs
Diet is as important for cat health as it is for human health. “We are what we eat” applies to us, as well as our pets. Cats have a much better chance for optimal health if they are getting the food that’s best for them. Educating yourself about which food is best for cats and … Continue reading Which Food is Best For Cats? Canned Cat Food vs. Dry Cat Food